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BHS Virtual Enterprise Companies Named Top 50 in the World

Island Ho!

The two companies in Brighton High School’s Virtual Business Enterprise class were recently named top 50 Virtual Enterprise companies. There are over 500 companies in the worldwide business simulation.

The BHS companies are Island Ho! and Fusion. Island Ho!’s administration includes CEO Tyler Evans, Vice President of Marketing Sajad Mustafa, Vice President of Accounting Franklin Li, Vice President of Human Resources Jacob Lang, and Vice President of Web Design Giovanni Leone. Fusion’s administration includes President Seth Lashway, Vice President of Accounting Alex Liebman, Vice President of Sales John Greico, Vice President of Human Resources Leo Goldfeder, and Vice President of Web Design Lexi Atwater.

The top 50 measures all participating schools on their overall efforts, including sales, purchases, ongoing cash balance, business plans, elevator pitches, as well as other business activities. 

The two companies also competed in the Northeastern Regional Trade Fair at the University of Rochester. Island Ho! finished in third place in the business plan competition.

The Virtual Enterprise class is taught by Sam Rizzo. Students run any business of their choice in an effort to try and sell their products to other participating schools across the globe.  The class is a perfect environment for collaboration and real-life learning.  Primarily through their website, as well as sales emails and phone calls, companies contact schools daily in an effort to create sales contracts.  Each department plays a role, just as in real life, in the overall success of the business. The class provides students with an authentic, collaborative business and entrepreneurship experience through its live global business simulation model.